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Sail through Indonesia and the more than 17,500 islands and islets that comprise its archipelago by selecting one of the best Indonesia cruises and tours for 2024 and 2025. This natural paradise, home to rich biodiversity and a multi-ethnic culture makes it hard for visitors not to fall in love with it. Explore some of its most iconic sites such as the Banggai Islands, Komodo National Park, Sumatra, Pulau Malenge, the Flores Sea, Bali, the Spice Islands, and West Papua. Most tours and cruises feature activities such as snorkeling, wildlife viewing, village and local market visits, hiking, kayaking, and scuba diving.  Contact our Adventure Life Indonesia travel experts  to help you find the perfect cruise experience for your specific needs.
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Top 10 Cruises to Bali for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Orangutans and Dragons$799014Apr 20, 2024Embark on a 14-day, two-part cruise aboard Katharina and explore the rich wildlife and cultural heritage of Indonesia. Explore Borneo and visit an …
Orangutans and Dragons$799013Aug 6, 2024Embark on a 13-day, two-part cruise aboard Ombak Putih and explore the rich wildlife and cultural heritage of Indonesia. Explore Borneo and visit an …
Orangutans and Dragons$799013May 2, 2024Embark on a 13-day, two-part cruise aboard Katharina and explore the rich wildlife and cultural heritage of Indonesia. Explore Borneo and visit an …
Whale Sharks, Corals & Dragons$52009May 23, 2024Spend nine days snorkeling, encountering wildlife, and exploring tropical islands while cruising along Komodo and back aboard Ombak Putih. Begin your …
Whale Sharks, Corals & Dragons$52009Apr 25, 2024Spend nine days snorkeling, encountering wildlife, and exploring tropical islands while cruising along Komodo and back aboard Katharina. Begin your …
Indonesia - Bali & Komodo National Park Cruise$94158May 25, 2024Aqua Blu invites you on this 8-day exploration of Indonesia's beautiful Komodo National Park, from Benoa, Bali to Labuan Bajo. Explore these wild …
Indonesia - Bali & Komodo National Park Cruise$94158May 18, 2024Aqua Blu invites you on this 8-day luxury cruise to Indonesia's beautiful Komodo National Park, from Labuan Bajo to Benoa, Bali. Explore these wild …
Immersive Indonesia: Singapore to Australia$612015Apr 1, 2025Take a 15-day immersive cruise with Paul Gauguin from Singapore to Australia and explore the wonders of Indonesia. Visit Parai Beach, experience …
Singapore to Bali$1394012Aug 1, 2024Discover some of the Java Sea's more isolated and lesser-known treasures. Explore Indonesia's atolls, jungles, and wildlife on a breathtaking 12-day …
Indonesian Explorer: Raja Ampat to Papua New Guinea$1345019Oct 13, 2024Aboard Heritage Adventure on this 19-day expedition cruise to Indonesia's remote and little-known tropical islands, from Raja Ampat to Papua New …
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10 Best Luxury Indonesia Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Magical Bali$16828Apr 20, 2024Journey into the ancient temples of Ubud, hike along the stunning country landscapes characterized by rice terraces, and explore the famous beach …
Indonesia Limited Cross: Raja Ampat to Spice Islands$1536013Dec 7, 2024Aqua Blu hosts this exclusive 13-day cruise of Indonesia's tropical beaches and idyllic islands, offering travelers a chance to snorkel, kayak, hike …
Indonesia - Bali & Komodo National Park Cruise$94158May 25, 2024Aqua Blu invites you on this 8-day exploration of Indonesia's beautiful Komodo National Park, from Benoa, Bali to Labuan Bajo. Explore these wild …
Undiscovered Paradise$243112Apr 20, 2024Start your 12-tour of Bali in the quiet, seaside town of Sanur, brimming with small-town charm colored by local markets, boutique lodges, and endless …
Indonesia Ambon and Spice Islands Cruise$94158Oct 5, 2024Discover Ambon and the Spice Islands on an 8-day exploration with Aqua Blu. The journey begins and ends in Ambon where you can have an opportunity to …
Indonesia Limited Cross: Spice Islands to Flores$1680013Mar 22, 2025Embark Aqua Blu for this 13-day limited cross through Indonesia to discover its culture, wildlife and amazing landscapes with stops at various …
Best of Bali & Lombok$389714Apr 20, 2024Your 14-day Bali adventure starts in Denpasar and covers the main highlights of the region, including snorkeling, surfing, a cooking class, visiting …
SeaTrek The East Indies on a Spice Island Exploration$940012Sep 6, 2024Departing from Maumere, this exciting 12-day South Pacific cruise on Katharina visits the remote Banda Islands, where you can wander through the …
The East Indies on a Spice Island Exploration$940012Sep 5, 2024This 12-day voyage aboard the Ombak Putih invites you to explore tropical islands backed by towering volcanoes and sandy shores. Discover the history …
Wildlife Wonders of Indonesia$830211Apr 20, 2024Explore the best of Indonesia on this 11-day tour from Borneo to Komodo. Take a cruise along the Sekonyer River in Tanjung Puting National Park, …
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8 Best Small Cruise Ships to Indonesia for 2024-2025

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
Le Laperouse184$9260Experience the luxurious settings that Le Laperouse offers while you enjoy the authenticity and passion for travel on each itinerary. Its …
Paul Gauguin330$6120The Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships …
Ombak Putih24$5200Ombak Putih was made in 1995 by Buginese ship builders at Kalimantan. This unique heritage vessel was subject of a major interior transformation in …
Katharina12$5200Built in 1995 using only the very best grades of ironwood, Katharina is a legendary vessel that mixes together traditional materials, shaped by …
National Geographic Orion102$13940The creation of the National Geographic Orion in 2003 heralds a new breed of expedition ship: a state-of-the-art vessel which combines the latest …
Coral Geographer120$9340Arriving in December 2020, the 120-passenger Coral Geographer will feature state-of-the-art specifications and expedition features as her sister …
Heritage Adventurer140$9995Heritage Adventurer is a true pioneering expedition vessel of exceptional pedigree. Often referred to as the 'Grande Dame of Polar Exploration' due …
Aqua Blu30$9415Board the Aqua Blu as it sails along the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago. This luxurious long-range explorer yacht can accommodate 30 guests. …
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Rich cultures and nature define Indonesia. Born of fire, the volcanic islands that make up this archipelago offer some of the world's best snorkeling and diving among absolutely stunning biodiversity. On Adventure Life Indonesia tours, lace up your hiking boots or strap on a snorkel to visit:
  • Banda Neira – As part of the Banda Islands, this volcanic archipelago is teeming with wildlife just waiting to be explored.
  • Jayapura - Take a step into simplicity in this largely isolated part of Indonesia, where many modern comforts are scarce, though the regional culture is rich.
  • Bali - The departure point for several cruises, it is also home to the charming "Island of the Gods."
  • Bunaken Marine Park - Snorkel & dive your way along these protected reefs that are home to hundreds of fish and beautiful soft corals.
  • Raja Ampat - A veritable paradise for bird lovers and snorkelers, there are more than 1,200 species of fish, 75% of the known coral species in the world, and many endemic birds.
  • Asmat – See a native tribe & witness their way of life up close, as you hike and explore this tropical region by zodiac.

Fun Facts About Indonesia

  • Indonesia is an archipelago nation that claims over 17,500 islands.
  • A large part of the country is on the island of Borneo, which Indonesia shares with Brunei and Malaysia.
  • The world's most populous island is in Indonesia - Java has 130 million people, which is 60 percent of the country's population.
  • Indonesia uses the Rupiah currency.
  • The two main sports are soccer and, interestingly, badminton.
  • In the 19th century, it was also referred to as the Dutch East Indies, and the name Indonesia has both Latin and Greek roots.

Best Indonesia Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2024-2025

  • Ponant promises you unforgettable moments aboard its sleek and intimately sized cruise yachts, all of which sail under the French flag. Discover the region's diverse scenery, ancient temples, cultural landmarks, lush plant life, idyllic beaches, and desert island on the Paul Gauguin
  • Sea Trek Sailing Adventures offers many of the creature comforts of the modern world, with its two wooden pinisi ships, Ombak Putih and Katharina, part of a beautiful, centuries-old maritime tradition of hand-crafted boat-building now classified as a UNESCO cultural heritage. Embark on a snorkeling and sailing adventure in Indonesia. See coral reefs, birdwatch, and search for rare birds and animals.
  • Aqua Expeditions provide specially-curated experiences and an engaging 1:1 guest to guide ratio. Its boutique expedition vessels offer personalized service, spacious private and entertaining spaces, and tailor-made excursions. Presenting a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine east Indonesian archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands, and Raja Ampat.
  • Aurora Expeditions is an Australian-based company that pioneered ship-based adventures 30 years ago with expedition cruises to Antarctica. On the 132-guest Sylvia Earle cruise Raja Ampat, the jewel of West Papua. This area of Indonesia is part of what is called The Coral Triangle. 
  • Coral Expeditions has operated Australian flagged small-ship expedition cruises to remote locations in Australia and beyond for over 35 years. Voyage beyond the famous Komodo Dragons and volcanic Krakatoa and discover the Indonesian Island's remarkable cultural and natural heritage aboard the Coral Adventurer.
  • Silversea Cruises offers an all-inclusive ultra-luxury cruising across 900+ fascinating destinations. Silver Explorer takes you through the lesser-known parts of the southern hemisphere from Bali's shores Silver Explorer takes you through the lesser-known aspects of the southern hemisphere to exotically named places such as Komodo, Makassar, and Jayapura. 
  • Heritage Expeditions have been ambassadors for conservation, pioneers of discovery, and leaders in expedition travel to the world's best-kept secrets. This expedition to Indonesia aboard Heritage Adventurer offers numerous opportunities to spot once-in-a-lifetime species and experience rare wildlife encounters on remote and unknown islands for botanists, birders, and nature lovers alike. Heritage Adventurer provides numerous opportunities to spot once-in-a-lifetime species and experience rare wildlife encounters on remote and unknown islands.

Indonesia Travel FAQs

Do I need a visa to travel to Indonesia?
US citizens do not need a visa to visit Indonesia for stays less than 30 days. They are required if you plan to stay longer. Tourist visas are not hard to get, and we can help point you in the right direction throughout the process. Check the visa requirements for more specific information.
Is tipping customary in Indonesia?
A 10 percent tip in Indonesia is appreciated at restaurants; drivers can get around $15-20 per day, and guides should be tipped between $25-40 per couple.
What is internet access like in Indonesia?

It's available and improving its reach, but don't count on it. The number of internet users and providers in Indonesia has just recently begun to boom, recently breaching 100 million users. However, this doesn't account for speed or WiFi - luxuries mainly found in the upscale hotels and travel businesses like restaurants. The further you get from Indonesia's major cities, the less likely it is that you will be able to find internet.
Can I use my cell phone while in Indonesia?
While your vacation will probably be in isolated parts of Indonesia where cell service is limited, if you do want to make sure that your phone will work, the best option is asking your service provider to unlock your GSM-enabled phone so that you can purchase a SIM chip once you arrive and access the local cell network. Using only WiFi or getting an international plan are alternatives, but they aren't always an option.
Do I need power adapters?
Throughout Indonesia and most of the surrounding Pacific provinces, you will need plug adapters for C & F style plugs - two round prongs like throughout Europe. Power converters from 230v to 110v usually aren't necessary. 
What are the toilets like in Indonesia?
Throughout Indonesia you will likely encounter mostly squat toilets that require you to bring your own toilet paper. Nicer hotels and ships will have Western style bowls. No matter which type of toilet you are using, it's important to throw the toilet paper in the waste basket instead of flushing it.
Can I drink the water in Indonesia?
No, but we will make sure that you always have access to clean bottled water or purified water.
Are credit cards accepted in Indonesia? Will I be able to find ATMs?
In the more developed parts of Indonesia, and especially cities, you will be able to use your card at ATMs, but many vendors and stores might not accept your card. In fact, international cards might only be accepted at the higher end businesses (like hotels and restaurants). It's safest to take out cash at the ATMs.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes, and fortunately for you we have some excellent deals through our partner TravelGuard Insurance. It's always safest to travel with insurance, and TravelGuard offers some excellent comprehensive packages.

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